VIEWING REGION: On-site only; Docs on the Dock, SEPT 12, 2022

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Throughout history, rivers have shaped our landscapes and our journeys; flowed through our cultures and dreams. River takes its audience on a journey through space and time; spanning six continents, and drawing on extraordinary contemporary cinematography, including satellite filming, the film shows rivers on scales and from perspectives never seen before. Its union of image, music and sparse, poetic script create a film that is both dream-like and powerful, honouring the wildness of rivers but also recognizing their vulnerability.


Lunenburg Doc Fest’s ‘Docs on the Dock’ series is supported by Nova Scotia’s Department of Communities, Culture, Tourism & Heritage; DevelopNS; Lunenburg Foundation for the Arts; Star Power Atlantic; and the Town of Bridgewater’s Fresh Air Films.


2021 | Australia | 75 mins


Jennifer Peedom, Director, Writer

Jen is well known as a writer and director of gripping non-fiction films, including Sherpa, which was nominated for a BAFTA Award for best documentary in 2016 and won the Grierson Award for Best Documentary Feature at the London Film Festival. She is now moving into drama with companion piece Tenzing, which is on the Netflix slate of Higher Ground Productions, the company belonging to former US president Barack Obama and Michelle Obama. Jen’s other credits include Mountain, the precursor to River, Miracle On Everest, Living The End and Solo, which played in several major documentary festivals including IDFA and Sheffield and won numerous awards.